Mar 21, 2016

Sharks are fascinating creatures of the sea. Many people fear them because of their large stature and intimidatingly sharp teeth. It is not well known, but sharks are actually very hard to monitor due to the fact that they do live underwater and look similar to each other, therefore the information we do have about them is limited. Researchers tend to tag the sharks with a plastic tag that gets stabbed into one of their fins. This way the sharks can be tracked and we can learn a lot of information about them such as how long sharks live, what types of things cause death, and places they tend to go. Using tags to track sharks can give us a lot of information about the mysterious creatures under the sea.